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inflamed
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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I know someone had posted about this recently, but it is all new for me. I've recently noticed white mucous coating one end of my stool every time I go. Otherwise I've felt mostly okay, no appetite and minor stomach upset are the only other symptoms. Any idea what causes this or if it is a sign that my remission is over?

I've been lucky to be in remission nearly four years now. I keep overblowing any minor symptom because I am afraid that this DD can come back at any moment and worry that my luck is running out. So far all have been false alarms, but it is different when you can actually see the symptom. Is it worth putting a call in to my doctor? I've been doing so well, I've only been on Pentasa for the last few months.

Thanks!
HJ
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jenngrl81
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I would call your doc to let them know. I occassionally have mucous in my stool but I have a flare-up right now. I'm fairly new to this Crohn's thing but you may just want to give your GI a heads up. If that's your only symptom and you aren't in any pain you are lucky. I believe the mucous in the stools means that your body isn't digesting fat properly which means you probably aren't getting the nutrients you need and the fat is just going straight through your system into your stool.
26 year old female  diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs.  Currently taking Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop


inflamed
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   Posted 10/26/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
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browneyedgirl
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   Posted 10/26/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having mucous in my stools too and even just oozing out by itself lately (EEWWW, I know). I told the GI and I think that is one of the reasons he put me on the flagyl. And veteran crohnies please correct me if I'm wrong but I think mucous in the stool indicates inflammation????
Jennifer/32
CD since 10/2005
Asacol 2 pills 3 times daily
 Imuran 100 mg once daily
Flagyl 250 mg 3 times daily
 Lomotil as needed for cramps and D
B-12 supplement 1 mg daily
Women's Multivitamin
Biotin 1mg
Calcuim with Vitamin D 600 mgs
Pepcid AC OTC 1 daily
Levoxyl (Thyroid)
New Orleans, La, US


irish63
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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Does mucous in the stool mean inflammation????
Dx: 10/04 IBD (unclassifiable but most likely Crohn's so they tell me), GERD, IBS,Osteporosis, Depression, Hypokelemia, "Crohn's" Arthritis, Migranes,
Meds: Asacol, Protonix, Lexapro, Celebrex,Potassium, Remecaide,Entocort, B12 injections wkly, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus 
 


Sarita
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   Posted 10/28/2007 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Nope, not necessarily.  Everyone's intestines secretes mucus; it's a normal part of the gut function.  It's what allows food to be moved through your intestine.  Sometimes, excessive mucus can be caused by bowel disease, but people with "functional" bowel disorders (such as IBS) also notice excessive mucus.  It's good to run it past your GI, of course, but in the complete absence of other symptoms, it's not necessarily an indicator of inflammation.


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irish63
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   Posted 10/29/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks a bunch for responding
Dx: 10/04 IBD (unclassifiable but most likely Crohn's so they tell me), GERD, IBS,Osteporosis, Depression, Hypokelemia, "Crohn's" Arthritis, Migranes,
Meds: Asacol, Protonix, Lexapro, Celebrex,Potassium, Remecaide,Entocort, B12 injections wkly, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus 
 

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